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China beat Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-22) - duration 1:12
22-Jul, start time: 19:30, end time: 20:42 - Attendance: 6'940
City: Hefei, China; Hall : Hong San Huan
China outplayed Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-11, 25-22, 25-22)
China outplayed Dominican Republic 25-11, 25-21, 25-22
China won over Dominican Republic comfortably. With warm support from the spectators, China impressed her country fellows with their skills and strength. Well-orchestrated, multi-dimensional attacks and defense let China defeat Dominican Republic relaxingly in the first match back in the mainland. Dominican Republic played hard but made too many errors leading to their loss. Match 44 ended with a 3-0 result.

In the first set, Dominican Republic fought hard, but they lost too many points due to the errors in serving and attacking. China behind No. 4 Liu Yanan with good defense led the set 16-5 before the second technical timeout and continued the performance till the end 25-11.

Dominican Republic tried to slow down Chinese attacking pace in the second set, tying the score seven times, the last 13-all. With high spirit, skillful techniques and good cooperation, China won the second set 25-21.

In the third set, Dominican Republic played well, taking the lead at 8-5 before the second technical timeout. The score ratio was close till 17-all. In the end, China wrapped up the set 25-22.